Deputy Sheriff Trainee

Yuba City, CA
Sutter County Sheriff

$61,267.02 – $75,674.56 Annually

If you plan or have an interest in entering a California P.O.S.T. Law Enforcement Academy
Please Apply Now!

 The current opening will be to sponsor candidates to attend the 

Butte College California P.O.S.T Academy 

The Deputy Sheriff Trainee reports directly to the designated California P.O.S.T. certified academy with supervision provided by a Sheriff’s Sergeant (Operations). Positions in this class are distinguished from Deputy Sheriff in that the former class is a non-sworn classification which has no peace officer powers.

The Deputy Sheriff Trainee is a recruiting and training level classification established to qualify candidates for duties as a Deputy Sheriff in the Sutter County Sheriff’s Office. Incumbents must undergo a formal and comprehensive training program in a California P.O.S.T. certified academy. Upon satisfactory completion of the training and graduation from the academy, the trainee will be promoted to the level of Deputy Sheriff. Failure to successfully complete training as prescribed and therein graduation from the academy will result in termination.


The following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

  1. Attend all assigned academy classes.
  2. Perform related academy-based field exercises.
  3. Successfully pass academy exams and write crime reports as directed.
  4. May be required to attend classes at night as directed.
  5. May be required to perform other non-sworn peace officer duties as directed.

Education and Experience:  Graduation from high school or equivalent and currently enrolled in a California P.O.S.T. Basic Academy.


Essential Duties require the following physical skills and work requirements:
Ability to maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include running, walking, crouching, or crawling, moving equipment and persons, climbing stairs/ladder, performing life-saving and rescue procedures; operate assigned equipment; perform semi-skilled repetitive movements, such as using a computer, typing and data entry; maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for making observation and communicating with others; hear and communicate orally; ability to operate a motor vehicle.

Other Requirements:  Shall not have been convicted of a felony in this state or any other state or in any federal jurisdiction, or of any offense in any other state or in any federal jurisdiction which would have been a felony if committed in this state, pursuant to Government Code, Section 1029; shall have a good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation pursuant to Government Code Section 1031; shall be a citizen of the State of California pursuant to Government Code 24103. Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment. Must successfully complete a pre-placement medical examination which includes drug screening.

License or Certificate: Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License.